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Diphtheroid

Diphtheroid

1. One of a group of local infections suggesting diphtheria, but caused by microorganisms other than Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

Synonym: epsteins disease, false diphtheria, pseudodiphtheria.

2. Any microorganism resembling Corynebacterium diphtheriae.

Origin: diphtheria _ g. Eidos, resemblance


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